Faculty of Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics

Dr. Neeraj Hatekar
Adjunct Faculty, Econometrics and Machine Learning, Meghnad Desai Academy
  • MA Economics, PhD (Mumbai University)
  • Former Professor at Mumbai University has expertise in teaching Quantitative papers.
  • Smuts Visiting Fellowship in Commonwealth Studies, University of Cambridge
  • Visiting Fellow, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge.
Abhinay Muthoo
Visiting Professor at the Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics
  • Abhinay was educated at the London School of Economics (LSE) and the University of Cambridge.
  • 37 years of teaching and research experience across several universities including Cambridge, the LSE, Harvard, Bristol, Warwick and Essex
  • He founded a policy lab in 2013, is a member of the UK Cross Parliamentary Party Youth Violence Commission, and a Fellow of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research
Prof. Amlesh Kanekar
Director of Academic Programs, Meghnad Desai Academy
  • Electrical Engineering - Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI)
  • Worked as Senior Director, Digital Banking Consulting, Oracle Financial Services Software
  • He has 30 years of experience in Information Technology in the Banking & Finance domain.
  • His Leadership roles include Global Consulting Head for Digital Banking, Product development head for Digital Banking, Product QA head for Core Banking and Digital Banking, Delivery head for the virtual bank in Japan for Core Banking & Digital Banking
Dr. Tirthankar Patnaik
Adjunct Faculty, Advanced Macroeconomics, Meghnad Desai Academy
  • Chief Economist, National Stock Exchange of India Limited
  • Ph.D. (Financial Economics), Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai
  • M.Sc (Economics), Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai
  • M.Sc (Statistics), Department of Statistics, University of Madras, Chennai
  • B.Sc (Mathematics), University of Madras, Chennai.
Dr. Amol Agrawal
Adjunct Faculty, Macroeconomics, Meghnad Desai Academy
  • Ph.D. Economics, IIM Bangalore
  • He is a prolific writer in Economics (https://sites.google.com/site/amolagr/homepage) the author of several seminal research papers and a thought leader who has inspired a generation of Economics students in India
Dr. Pushpa Trivedi
Adjunct Faculty, Economics

Dr. Trivedi teaches International Political Economy as part of the Academy's PGP Economics program.

She has been co-author in several seminal publications of Economics such as:

  • Sub-national government debt sustainability in India: an empirical analysis (Taylor & Francis Online)
  • The path of impossible trinity in India: 1991-2018 (INDERSCIENCE Online)
  • Spillover effects of the US monetary policy on the Indian trilemma (Emerald Insight)
  • Demand for cash: an econometric model of currency demand in India (Taylor & Francis Online)
  • Monetary burden of health impacts of air pollution in Mumbai, India: Implications for public health policy (ScienceDirect)
Dr. Ishita Ghoshal
Adjunct Faculty, Macroeconomics, Meghnad Desai Academy
  • Ph.D. Economics, Gokhale Institute of Politics & Economics.
  • Assistant Professor at Fergusson College.
  • She has authored the following publication: Trade-growth Relationship in India in the Pre and Post Trade Agreements Regime (ScienceDirect)
  • She has co-authored the following publications: Does Domestic Energy Consumption Affect GDP of a Country? A Panel Data Study (De Gruyter)
Prachi Ganu
Adjunct Faculty, Finance, Meghnad Desai Academy
  • Chartered Accountant and a Certified Valuer of Securities & Financial Assets (Insolvency & Bankruptcy Board of India).
  • Her Expertise is in Debt Markets, Financial Statement Analysis, and Valuation.
  • She brings to the classroom her rich corporate experience being an Executive Director at JP Morgan, India and ICICI Bank.
Ameya Abhyankar
Adjunct Faculty, Finance, Meghnad Desai Academy
  • B.E, MBA - University of Pune
  • (CFA) from CFA Institute, USA; Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF) from Fitch Learning, UK; Certificate in Machine Learning for Finance from MLI Institute, UK
  • Seasoned risk professional with more than a decade of industry experience.
  • Strong programming background in Python, VBA, and database scripting.
Dr. Anirudh Tagat
Adjunct Faculty, Behavioural Economics, Meghnad Desai Academy
  • He has a joint PhD from IIT Bombay and Monash University (Australia) and has a MSc in Economics from the University of Warwick, UK.
  • He teaches Behavioural and Experimental Economics and Public Policy of Development.
  • He is Research Author at the Department of Economics at Monk Prayogshala.
Sonal Ghanshani
Adjunct Faculty, Machine Learning, Meghnad Desai Academy
  • She has a master’s degree in Statistics from the University of Mumbai.
  • Her expertise is in the areas of Predictive Modelling, Data Science and Machine Learning.
Shailesh Goregaokar
Visiting Faculty, Mathematics & Statistics, Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics
  • Masters in Mathematics and a Masters in Computer Science from IIT Bombay
  • Worked in the IT industry for almost 30 years before taking up his passion, teaching
  • His style of teaching is to drill-in concepts in an intuitive way making use of thought-provoking puzzles, examples and class participation
Dr. Avadhoot Nadkerni
Adjunct Faculty of Econometrics and Advanced Econometrics for Public Policy, Meghnad Desai Academy
  • He has also taught at the St. Xavier’s College Mumbai, and the SNDT Women’s University; and, on a visiting basis at the IIMs, Ahmedabad and Indore, and the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune.
  • His specialisation is in International Economics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics and has many research papers to his credit.
Atul Patankar
Faculty, Financial Technologies, Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics
  • Ph. D. Research Scholar at JBIMS, Mumbai University
  • MMS – Finance, BE – Instrumentation – Mumbai University.
  • 8 years of experience in the BFS industry and another 20 years in Consulting
  • Worked with leading global wealth managers, investment firms and banks in US, Canada, UK, EU and Japan.
Shreshti Rawat
Faculty, Econometrics and Advanced Econometrics, Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics
  • M.A. in Development Economics from South Asian University, New Delhi; currently pursuing Ph.D. at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research.
  • Have taught courses in development and public policy for master’s programs at St.
  • Xavier's College and Sarla Modi School of Economics, NMIMS.
  • Received L. K. Deshpande Young Labour Economist Award at Indian Society of Labour Economics Conference in 2019.

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